A Muslim-American girl was allegedly thrown out of a bank for ‘wearing a hijab’ – with one female staff threatening to call the police if she did not ‘remove her hood’.
Jamela Mohamed, who recorded the event with her camera, had gone to a branch of Sound Credit Union in Washington state on Friday to make a car payment.
Ms Mohamed, an American and a member of the credit union, recorded part of the incident on her mobile phone, claiming it shows blatant ‘discrimination’.
She said she had been wearing a sweater and had the hood up because it was a Friday, which is when Muslims offer weekly prayers in the afternoon. The teller asked Ms Mohamed to take off her hood. A sign inside the Credit Union says hats, hoods and sunglasses are not allowed, ABC-affiliated television station KOMO-TV reported.